Letting Obamacare implode might be Trump's least popular position yet


"So Pepi Diaz is going to have to live with Trump's anti-immigrant policies, his anti-health care policies, and those aren't particularly popular in Miami", Clemens said.

Hard-line conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus began an uphill fight Friday to force a fresh House vote this fall on erasing much of the Obama law without an immediate replacement.

Asked why they felt Congress had not passed much legislation so far, 38% blamed disagreement among Republicans in Congress, with 26% blaming a failure of leadership on the part of Donald Trump.

Numerous respondents listed U.S. President Donald Trump, specifically, as the country's top problem, the latest Gallup poll showed. About 68 percent label the Republican dominated Congress a total failure following its inability to repeal and replace Obamacare.

A national poll released Friday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found that most Americans want President Trump and Congress to stop trying to scuttle the health care law, and start trying to make it more effective.

Congress left for its August recess without passing any sweeping, comprehensive legislation, failing in its attempt to pass something on health care and leaving tax reform on the docket.

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But he pointed to some unreported results of the poll as "troublesome:" almost half of Republicans (47 percent) believe that Trump won the popular vote, while 68% believe millions of illegal immigrants voted, and 73% said that voter fraud happens somewhat or very often.

Nearly 6 in 10 people think the Republicans should work with Democrats to improve the health law.

Six in 10 women back Democrats for Congress in 2018, while men back Republicans by a slim 5-point margin. Marco Rubio edged Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in the district, but Democrats have a slight registration edge and Democrat Hillary Clinton beat Trump there by 16 points.

In St. Petersburg, where polling shows former Mayor Rick Baker leading current Mayor Rick Kriseman, the Florida Democratic Party this week began airing TV spots that put Baker, who is a Republican, on an "extreme team" with Trump, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Democrats lead registered voters by a similar 51% to 42%.

The poll of 1,211 adults was conducted August 1- 6.The margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.